TEAM USA: Lindsey Jacobellis Commands Field For Snowboardcross Win In Germany
Lindsey Jacobellis picked up her 30th career individual world cup snowboardcross victory in Feldberg, Germany.
The four-time Olympian and five-time world champion earned her first world cup win of 2019, defeating Italy’s Michela Moioli and the Czech Republic’s Eva Samkova, the newly crowned 2019 world title holder, in the first event since Jacobellis finished fifth overall at the world championships in Solitude, Utah, at the beginning of the month.
SLATE MAGAZINE: Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis Deserved the Redemption Narrative NBC Gave Shaun White
“I’ve qualified for four Olympics, and, like you said, I am the most decorated, and I’m still at it,” Jacobellis told Dixon in their post-race interview. “And, you know, I have several years on a lot of these younger girls, and I’m still in the mix, and I’m still defining this sport and pushing the level of it, and continuing to grow with it as well. And I don’t really plan on stopping any time soon.”
Jacobellis’ talent and perseverance makes her great. Her failures make her human. And her story has always been more complicated than it looks to those of us who only watch her perform once every four years.
KUSI NEWS: Supergirl Snow Pro at Bear Mountain Resort
The Supergirl Snow Pro will be hosted by 10-time X Games Gold Medalist and 4-time US Olympian, Lindsey Jacobellis on March 9-10, at Bear Mountain Resort. The competition is the only all female snowboarding competition in the world will feature top-level boardercross and big air competition.
Supergirl Snow Pro also serves as a developmental contest to help locate, nurture, mentor and encourage the next generation of aspiring female riders, as young as 8-years-old.
CBS: Lindsey Jacobellis at Peace With Olympic Legacy
Lindsey Jacobellis has been a favorite in the snowboard cross at every Winter Olympics since the sport was introduced in 2006, but she has won only one medal: a silver at the 2006 Turin Games. That year, she had a huge lead when she tried a flashy move and fell, forcing her to settle for silver.
"I don't look back at all," said Jacobellis, who will make a fourth bid for Olympic gold in women's snowboard cross on Friday. "Right now I'm here. What year is it? It's 2018. We're in Pyeongchang and I'm focusing on that."